Joe Bonamassa to Perform at Landmark Theatre, 11/9; Tickets on Sale Now
Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. He will perform in concert at Landmark Theater on Saturday, November 9, 2013. The one-night-only show is in support of his brand new, first-ever entirely acoustic concert, recorded at the venerable Vienna Opera House with a global ensemble put together by longtime creative partner Kevin Shirley. The 2CD/2DVD/Blu-ray, An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House, which was released in March, is on Bonamassa's label J&R Adventures.
Tickets range from $71 to $101 (plus applicable fees) and go on sale to the general public Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10:00 am and are available at Landmark Theater and Richmond CenterStage Box Offices, online at ETIX.com or charge by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX (3849). ADA seating tickets are also available. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 10 am - 5 pm.
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An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House features 20 songs, filmed in HD and recorded in Dolby 5.1., with a bonus disc of extra features. The concert was captured last summer during a very intimate two-week acoustic tour in Europe. It features gorgeously textured music made with a wealth of rare, vintage, organic and "oddball" instruments along with a global ensemble including Gerry O'Connor, Mats Wester, Arlan Schierbaum, and Lenny Castro playing traditional acoustic instruments such as Irish fiddle and banjo, mandolin, accordion, toy piano and more.
Bonamassa released his last solo album Driving Towards The Daylight (J&R Adventures) in 2012, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart (his 8th #1) and #23 on the Billboard Top 200 (a career-best). Recent side projects include an album of soul covers with Beth Hart (the as-yet-untitled volume two comes out in May 2013), multiple albums with hard rock band Black Country Communion, and the debut album from neo-funk/jazz combo Rock Candy Funk Party.
As Joe Bonamassa approaches his 25th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. Bonamassa's career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 15 solo albums in the last 13 years, all on his own label, J&R Adventures. Bonamassa's tour schedule consistently hovers at around 200 shows worldwide each year, and a heaping handful of markedly diverse side projects keep him thinking outside the box and flexing every musical muscle he's got. He founded and oversees the non-profit Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation to promote the heritage of the blues to the next generation, fund music scholarships, and supplement the loss of music education in public schools. There's a case to be made that Joe Bonamassa, like another star who shared the same initials, is the hardest working man in show business.
Recent kudos include five consecutive "Best Blues Guitarist" wins and a top "Best Overall Guitarist" honor in Guitar Player's Annual Readers' Choice Awards, and recognition as Billboard's #1 Blues Artist, 2010- the year Joe Bonamassa: Live At The Royal Albert Hall was released, featuring Eric Clapton joining him onstage. Reviewing 2011's Dust Bowl, Premier Guitar wrote, "Over time, Bonamassa has created his own universe that no longer has much to do with what we think of as traditional blues. It's movie music for your mind with astonishingly great guitar playing." Regarding Bonamassa's 2012 album Driving Towards The Daylight (with guests including Aerosmith's Brad Whitford), Guitar World called him the "roots-based six-string's new king of pyromania." Rolling Stone wrote, "his exacting singing blends with fiery symphonic playing." In a review for the 2012 CD/DVD Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre-Live From New York, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer said, "He makes every note matter and resonate emotionally. Indeed, he is one of the finest musicians in the business today."
Live-on-stage is where Joe is most comfortable. "No one on the scene today plays with as much passion, has as much finesse and raw talent, has reverence for those who came before him, and has as much passion for his craft as Joe Bonamassa," writes Classic Rock Revisited. But Bonamassa's still got a long way to go, and will certainly in turn inspire many who come after him as he continues to reinvent himself with a varied palette of side projects-and logs endless miles "dressing up in sunglasses and a suit," touring the world and growing his legacy as one of the greatest guitar slingers of all time.
Stay tuned to www.jbonamassa.com for more information and updated tour schedule.
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